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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738364/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Jordi Almirall, Mateu Serra-Prat, Ignasi Bolíbar, Valentina Balasso
We performed a systematic review of the literature to establish conclusive evidence of risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies) the primary outcome of which was to assess risk factors for CAP in both hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were selected. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale specific for cohort and case-control designs was used for quality assessment. Twenty-nine studies (20 case-control, 8 cohort, and 1 cross-sectional) were selected, with 44...
July 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737992/temporal-trends-in-use-of-biologic-dmards-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-the-united-states-a-cohort-study-of-publicly-and-privately-insured-patients
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Rishi J Desai, Daniel H Solomon, Yinzhu Jin, Jun Liu, Seoyoung C Kim
BACKGROUND: Ten biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) are available as treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but relatively little is known about population-level time trends in the use of these agents. OBJECTIVE: To describe time trends in the use of bDMARDs in RA patients with private or public insurance in the United States. METHODS: Claims data from private (Optum Clinformatics, 2004-2015) and public (Medicaid Analytic eXtract [MAX], 2000-2010) insurance programs were used...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732363/meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-the-inflammatory-potential-of-diet-and-colorectal-cancer-risk
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Yu Fan, Xin Jin, Changfeng Man, Zhenjun Gao, Xiaoyan Wang
OBJECTIVES: The inflammatory potential of diet has been inconsistently linked to colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the association of the inflammatory potential of diet, as estimated by the dietary inflammatory index (DII) score, with CRC risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for relevant studies from inception to February 2017. All cohort and case-control studies investigating the association of the DII score with CRC risk were selected...
July 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731779/arthroscopic-labral-base-repair-in-the-hip-5-year-minimum-clinical-outcomes
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Benjamin G Domb, Leslie C Yuen, Victor Ortiz-Declet, Jody Litrenta, Itay Perets, Austin W Chen
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic labral base repair (LBR) in the hip is a previously described technique designed to restore the native functional anatomy of the labrum by reproducing its seal against the femoral head. LBR has been shown to have good short-term outcomes. Hypothesis/Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate clinical outcomes of an LBR cohort with a minimum 5-year follow-up. It was hypothesized that patients who underwent LBR would continue to have significant improvement from their preoperative scores and maintain scores similar to their 2-year outcomes...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731502/histologic-scoring-indices-for-evaluation-of-disease-activity-in-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Gregor Novak, Claire E Parker, Rish K Pai, John K MacDonald, Brian G Feagan, William J Sandborn, Geert D'Haens, Vipul Jairath, Reena Khanna
BACKGROUND: Histologic assessment of mucosal disease activity has been increasingly used in clinical trials of treatment for Crohn's disease. However, the operating properties of the currently existing histologic scoring indices remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: A systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the development and operating characteristics of available histologic disease activity indices in Crohn's disease. SEARCH METHODS: Electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) databases from inception to 20 July 2016 were supplemented by manual reviews of bibliographies and abstracts submitted to major gastroenterology meetings (Digestive Disease Week, United European Gastroenterology Week, European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation)...
July 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728064/ldl-subfractions-are-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-malm%C3%A3-prevention-project-study
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Dov Shiffman, Judy Z Louie, Michael P Caulfield, Peter M Nilsson, James J Devlin, Olle Melander
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: After assessing the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) based on traditional risk factors, decisions concerning lipid lowering therapy might remain uncertain. To investigate whether lipoprotein subfraction levels could aid these decisions, we assessed the association between lipoprotein subfractions and CVD, after adjustment for traditional risk factors including standard lipids. METHODS: Using a case-cohort design, participants were randomly drawn from the Malmö Prevention Project (MPP), a population-based prospective study of 18,240 participants, and supplemented with additional incident CVD events (5764 participants, 1784 CVD events)...
July 5, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727946/confounding-by-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs117648444-p70s-affects-the-association-of-interferon-lambda-locus-variants-with-response-to-interferon-%C3%AE-ribavirin-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-genotype-3-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Anand Bhushan, Sumona Ghosh, Samsiddhi Bhattacharjee, Sreedhar Chinnaswamy
Genome-wide association studies discovered interferon lambda (IFNL or IFN-λ) locus on chromosome 19 to be involved in clearance of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients following interferon-α-ribavirin (IFN-RBV) therapy. Subsequent studies established a dinucleotide polymorphism rs368234815, as the prime causal variant behind this association. The ΔG allele of this variant gives rise to a new IFNL gene, IFNL4, coding for IFN-λ4 whose activity paradoxically associates with lesser viral clearance rates...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725251/custom-made-micro-applicators-for-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-treatment-of-chronic-psoriasis
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Ivan M Buzurovic, Desmond A O'Farrell, Mandar S Bhagwat, Jorgen L Hansen, Thomas C Harris, Scott Friesen, Robert A Cormack, Phillip M Devlin
PURPOSE: In this study, we present the treatment of the psoriatic nail beds of patients refractory to standard therapies using high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. The custom-made micro applicators (CMMA) were designed and constructed for radiation dose delivery to small curvy targets with complicated topology. The role of the HDR brachytherapy treatment was to stimulate the T cells for an increased immune response. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient diagnosed with psoriatic nail beds refractory to standard therapies received monthly subunguinal injections that caused significant pain and discomfort in both hands...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724519/antidepressants-during-pregnancy-and-autism-in-offspring-population-based-cohort-study
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Dheeraj Rai, Brian K Lee, Christina Dalman, Craig Newschaffer, Glyn Lewis, Cecilia Magnusson
Objectives To study the association between maternal use of antidepressants during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in offspring.Design Observational prospective cohort study with regression methods, propensity score matching, sibling controls, and negative control comparison.Setting Stockholm County, Sweden.Participants 254 610 individuals aged 4-17, including 5378 with autism, living in Stockholm County in 2001-11 who were born to mothers who did not take antidepressants and did not have any psychiatric disorder, mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy, or mothers with psychiatric disorders who did not take antidepressants during pregnancy...
July 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720492/prevention-of-congenital-chagas-disease-by-benznidazole-treatment-in-reproductive-age-women-an-observational-study
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María G Álvarez, Carlos Vigliano, Bruno Lococo, Graciela Bertocchi, Rodolfo Viotti
Since the decline in new cases of infection by insect/vector, congenital Chagas disease has become more relevant in the transmission of Chagas disease. Treatment with benznidazole significantly reduces the parasitemia, which constitutes an important factor linked to vertical transmission. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether treatment with benznidazole previously administered to women of childbearing age can prevent or reduce the incidence of new cases of congenital Chagas disease. An historical cohort study that included all women in reproductive age (15-45 years) assisted in our center was designed...
July 15, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719756/medialization-laryngoplasty-in-the-elderly-outcomes-and-expectations
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Andrew Jay Bowen, Tiffany L Huang, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
Objective To describe the profile and outcomes of elderly patients undergoing medialization laryngoplasty for vocal cord paralysis. Study Design Case series with retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods Patients were included in the study if they were >65 years old at the time of medialization laryngoplasty between 2008 and 2015. Patient comorbidities, anticoagulation status, disease etiology, and physical examination findings were recorded with postoperative length of stay, complications, pre- and posttreatment voice outcomes with the Voice Handicap Index (at 6 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and 1 year), and postprocedural interventions (revision injections, surgery, therapy)...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719298/cognitive-outcomes-and-psychiatric-symptoms-of-retinopathy-positive-cerebral-malaria-cohort-description-and-baseline-results
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Rachel Brim, Sebastian Mboma, Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Sam Kampondeni, Jed Magen, Terrie Taylor, John Langfitt
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a common cause of death and disability among children in sub-Saharan Africa. Many prior studies of neuropsychiatric morbidity have been limited by a cross-sectional design or a short duration of follow-up. Most have included subjects who may have presented with coma due to a disease process other than CM. No studies have assessed the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and long-term outcomes. The Cognitive Outcomes and Psychiatric symptoms of retinopathy-positive CM (COPS) cohort is the first large (N = 221) prospectively recruited cohort of stringently defined cases of CM and hospital-based, age-matched, non-CM controls in whom cognitive and psychiatric outcomes are assessed with standardized measures semi-annually for up to 5 years...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717790/soft-and-hard-tissue-response-%C3%A2-to-an-implant-with-a-convergent-%C3%A2-collar-in-the-esthetic-area-%C3%A2-preliminary-report-at-18-months
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Luigi Canullo, Marco Tallarico, Guillermo Pradies, Fabio Marinotti, Ignazio Loi, Roberto Cocchetto
AIM: The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to investigate, over an 18-month period, soft and hard tissue response to a transmucosal implant with a convergent collar inserted in the anterior maxillary esthetic area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2013 to January 2014, 14 consecutive patients were enrolled (7 men and 7 women; mean age 63.7 ± 14 years) with 20 implants, needing at least one implant-supported restoration between the canines in the maxillary anterior esthetic area...
2017: International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716687/measures-of-ventricular-arterial-coupling-and-incident-heart-failure-preserved-ejection-fraction-hfpef-a-matched-case-control-analysis
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Carolyn L Lekavich, Debra J Barksdale, Jia-Rong Wu, Virginia Neelon, Jamie Crandell, Eric J Velazquez
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to detect differences in markers associated with incident heart failure preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) when comparing matched case-control groups. BACKGROUND: Evidence continues to demonstrate increasing prevalence, cost and mortality implications of HFpEF, but clearly defined parameters that distinguish between controls and HFpEF have not been established. METHODS: A study cohort of case (incident patients with HFpEF, n=155) and matched control (patients with no prior HF, n=155) groups was retrospectively identified...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715534/the-association-between-vasectomy-and-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bimal Bhindi, Christopher J D Wallis, Madhur Nayan, Ann M Farrell, Landon W Trost, Robert J Hamilton, Girish S Kulkarni, Antonio Finelli, Neil E Fleshner, Stephen A Boorjian, R Jeffrey Karnes
Importance: Despite 3 decades of study, there remains ongoing debate regarding whether vasectomy is associated with prostate cancer. Objective: To determine if vasectomy is associated with prostate cancer. Data Sources: The MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus databases were searched for studies indexed from database inception to March 21, 2017, without language restriction. Study Selection: Cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies reporting relative effect estimates for the association between vasectomy and prostate cancer were included...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715437/high-systemic-il-6-is-associated-with-worse-prognosis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Estela Maria Silva, Vânia Sammartino Mariano, Paula Roberta Aguiar Pastrez, Miguel Cordoba Pinto, António Gil Castro, Kari Juhani Syrjanen, Adhemar Longatto-Filho
Characteristic cytokine patterns have been described in different cancer patients and they are related to their diagnosis, prognosis, prediction of treatment responses and survival. A panel of cytokines was evaluated in the plasma of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and healthy controls to investigate their profile and relationship with clinical characteristics and overall survival. The case-controlled cross-sectional study design recruited 77 patients with confirmed diagnosis of NSCLC (cases) and 91 healthy subjects (controls) aimed to examine peripheral pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines (IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-17A, TNF and IFN-γ) by Cytometry Beads Arrays (CBA Flex) in...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715344/community-acquired-pneumonia-incidence-before-and-after-proton-pump-inhibitor-prescription-population-based-study
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Fatmah Othman, Colin J Crooks, Timothy R Card
Objective To examine the risk of community acquired pneumonia before and after prescription of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) and assess whether unmeasured confounding explains this association.Design Cohort study and self controlled case series.Setting Clinical Practice Research Datalink (1990 to 2013) in UK.Participants Adult patients with a new prescription for a PPI individually matched with controls.Main outcome measures Association of community acquired pneumonia with PPI prescription estimated by three methods: a multivariable Cox model comparing risk in PPI exposed patients with controls, corrected for potential confounders; a self controlled case series; and a prior event rate ratio (PERR) analysis over the 12 month periods before and after the first PPI prescription...
November 15, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714783/performance-outcomes-after-hook-of-hamate-fractures-in-major-league-baseball-players
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Michael S Guss, John P Begly, Austin J Ramme, David P Taormina, Michael E Rettig, John T Capo
CONTEXT: Major League Baseball (MLB) players are at risk of hook of hamate fractures. There is a paucity of data assessing the effect of a hook of hamate fracture on MLB players' future athletic performance. OBJECTIVE: To determine if MLB players who sustain hook of hamate fractures demonstrate decreased performance upon return to competition when compared with their performance before injury and that of their control-matched peers. DESIGN: Retrospective Case-Control Design...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709457/tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-uveitis-tinu-syndrome-a-systematic-review-of-its-epidemiology-demographics-and-risk-factors
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REVIEW
Linda O Okafor, Peter Hewins, Philip I Murray, Alastair K Denniston
Tubulointerstitial nephritis and uveitis (TINU) syndrome is a rare oculorenal inflammatory condition that was first described in 1975. In 2001 a major review identified 133 cases in the world literature and proposed key diagnostic criteria for the condition. Although acknowledged as rare, the limited data available prevented reliable estimates of the prevalence of the condition, and hampered elucidation of the relationship between genetic and environmental factors that contribute to its pathogenesis.In this review we have performed a systematic search on the epidemiology, demographics and proposed risk factors for TINU...
July 14, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708753/effectiveness-of-preoperative-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-compared-with-oral-midazolam-for-the-prevention-of-emergence-delirium-in-the-pediatric-patient-undergoing-general-anesthesia-a-systematic-review
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James FitzSimons, Laura S Bonanno, Stephanie Pierce, Jennifer Badeaux
BACKGROUND: Emergence delirium is defined as a cognitive disturbance during emergence from general anesthesia resulting in hallucinations, delusions and confusion manifested by agitation, restlessness, involuntary physical movement and extreme flailing in bed. Postoperative emergence delirium develops in 12% to 18% of all children undergoing general anesthesia for surgery. This post-anesthetic phenomenon changes cognitive and psychomotor behavior, and puts pediatric patients and health care personnel at risk of injury...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
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